Any future bride cannot hide her excitement and love for her new diamond engagement ring. It’s not hard to see why. The ring is a symbol of lasting commitment and love.
But besides being an important symbol, a diamond ring is a finely crafted, unique piece of jewelry that has more than simple sentimental value.
No engagement ring means no proposal. Therefore, it’s no wonder how some future grooms find choosing the right engagement ring intimidating. But it does not have to be difficult. All you need to do is follow the guidelines in this article.
Find a Credible Jeweler
The search for the perfect ring begins with finding the perfect jeweler. This will ease some of the pressure from your task, as you can be sure a reputable jeweler will offer a GIA-issued certificate of authenticity with every purchase, meaning you won’t have to worry about being scammed.
Don’t Put Off the Search until the Last Minute
It might take months and months before you find the one ring you are satisfied with and one you can afford. Therefore, one of the biggest mistakes you can make is not starting the search right away.
If you want to find a ring you are certain your bride-to-be will fall in love with as madly as she’s in love with you, you might have to go through several stores and countless offers before the right ring comes along. Waiting too long might ruin your otherwise flawless proposal plan.
Learn All about the Rings
There is a reason why every article you read online about diamond engagement rings will mention the famous “4Cs of Diamonds”. The four Cs stand for cut, clarity, color, and carat. All of these help determine the quality of the diamond and more importantly for you, their cost.
The brilliance of a diamond largely depends on the cut. The cut does not only refer to the shape but symmetry, proportion, and polish of the diamond. Similarly, the carat weight of a diamond is very important for the price, as the financial difference between a 1.1 and 1.2-carat diamond can be huge.
The same goes for the clarity and color. When it comes to color, the grades range from D to Z, but the difference between the H and I on the said scale could save you a lot of money. Finally, the clarity of the diamond refers to natural imperfections in the diamond. In some cases, these imperfections or flaws cannot be spotted with the naked eye but can make all the difference in your wallet.
Know Her Preferred Style
The real trick when choosing the engagement ring is that you have to make sure your bride-to-be loves the ring but also not spoil the surprise. That means you will have to do some digging inside her jewelry box to find out what style to look for in an engagement ring.
Some brides prefer heavily decorated rings, while others might prefer plain and simple rings. Some love yellow gold, while others prefer white gold or platinum. You can find the answers if you pay attention to the jewelry she usually wears.